Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Harpist is a professional, conservatory-trained harpist based out of Falls Church, Virginia. She’s skilled in a variety of genres, including music from the baroque, classical and romantic periods, as well as Hebrew and Christian melodies. Melissa travels all over the Greater Washington, D.C. area providing sophisticated music for your big day. Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Harpist can’t wait to provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
This experienced harpist performs frequently at the US Supreme Court, the Kennedy Center, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, The Ritz Carlton, the US Naval Academy and many more notable locations. Melissa was the featured harpist for the 55th Presidential Inauguration, and when Pope Francis visited the US in 2015. She’s also performed for dignitaries such as Prime Minister Tony Blair, Senator Hillary Clinton and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, to name a few. Melissa holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Harp Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Melissa offers multiple wedding packages to choose between. Her most popular package includes ceremony music, cocktail hour music and willingness to learn new songs. While she is classically trained, she’s happy to perform jazz, pop and other contemporary music. She’s available as a soloist, or as a duo, trio or with other ensembles. Additional services include:
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Stacy · Married on 10/13/2013
Wonderful musician, very flexible and extremely easy to work with throughout the planning process! We left it up to Melissa to choose the selections for my daughters wedding reception and we could not have been more pleased! Through her talents and that of the flutist who joined her, the combination was well received by all of our guests and to this day, we are hearing more positive comments about these fine women! The atmosphere in the room, while the harp was playing, was so well balanced, with the music to assist in the calm feeling during cocktail hour and dinner. I look forward to the opportunity to have Melissa play for us again in the future!
Jessica · Married on 10/06/2018
My husband and I couldn't have been happier that we worked with Melissa on our recent wedding. Melissa was responsive, flexible, and all of our guests really enjoyed the harp. We felt that the harp was an extraordinary addition to our cocktail hour and ceremony. We were also extremely appreciative that Melissa worked with one of our family members to perform a song together. It enhanced our ceremony experience and was very special. Couldn't recommend her more! Thank you Melissa for everything!
Adam · Married on 10/06/2018
She was amazing! She worked with us to ensure that the music matched the ceremony and was a highlight of our reception.
Melissa is a true talent! Her beautiful harp music will enhance your wedding or special event. If you are looking for someone experienced, talented and professional look no further!
Melissa is a real pleasure to work with. She makes beautiful music. She arrives early and is always prepared to give each couple the program they planned with energy and joy. She always seems happy to be playing. I know everytime I see her that the wedding ceremony music will go smoothly and beautifully.